Puig’s hit caps Dodgers’ winning rally

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Bellinger, who will wear the nickname “Codylove” on the back of his jersey for Players Weekend, homered to lead off the second inning for the Dodgers, then Paul Goldschmidt tied it with a Statcast™-projected 443-foot blast off the batter’s eye in center field with one out in the fourth inning. Arizona took the lead in the sixth inning on a one-out ground-rule double by A.J. Pollock and a two-out RBI single by J.D. Martinez.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Friendly (?) rivalry: Greinke and Puig, who have a history, had a game within a game after Puig led off the third inning with a walk. With one out and Chris Taylor up, Greinke attempted seven pickoffs. Although Puig was safe each time, Greinke’s attention had its secondary intent of cutting into Puig’s lead and he was eventually thrown out by catcher Jeff Mathis trying to steal second base while Taylor struck out for an inning-ending double-play. Corey Seager was on deck.

Nice hold: Josh Fields began warming up with the Dodgers trailing by a run in the seventh, but by the time he entered the game he had a one-run lead, which he protected by pitching a scoreless seventh and eighth innings to set up Kenley Jansen‘s 29th save.

WHAT’S NEXT
Dodgers: Yu Darvish makes his second start as a Dodger in the series finale Thursday night at 6:40 p.m. PT. He’ll have a tough act to follow, as he debuted in blue with seven scoreless innings against the Mets.

D-backs: Anthony Banda will make his third Major League start on his 24th birthday when the D-backs close out their series with the Dodgers at 6:40 p.m. MST on Thursday. Banda picked up his first big league win against the Giants on Friday when he threw six innings and surrendered one run.

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Jarrid Denney is a reporter for MLB.com based in Phoenix.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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